Accolades and accomplishments seem to follow Candidate Walker’s hard work everywhere he goes. Take a look below to see what he’s done in the 2015-16 term:
- One of only six players this season averaging more than 21 points, five assists, four rebounds and one steal (Stephen Curry – GSW, James Harden – HOU , LeBron James – CLE, Kyle Lowry – TOR and Russell Westbrook – OKC).
- Totaled 1,586 points, 390 assists, 337 rebounds, 167 threes and 121 steals. One of only five players in the NBA to have tallied at least 1,500 points, 350 assists, 300 rebounds, 100 threes and 100 steals in 2015-16 (Stephen Curry – GSW, James Harden – HOU, Kyle Lowry – TOR and John Wall – WAS).
- Tallied 12 30-plus point performances through 76 games played this season (compared to five total in 2014-15 and 14 total in 283 career games played prior to this season).
- Tied for 16th in points per game among qualified players in the NBA with 21.1 points per game, after ranking 25th in 2014-15 with 17.3 points per game.
- Improved effective field goal percentage to 49.6 in 2014-15 after shooting 42.9 percent in 2014-15, the largest increase in the NBA among qualified players.
- Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice this season (weeks of Jan. 24 and March 13), one of only nine players to receive the accolade multiple times (DeMarcus Cousins – SAC , Stephen Curry – GSW, Andre Drummond – DET, Kevin Durant – OKC, Reggie Jackson – DET, LeBron James – CLE, Kawhi Leonard – SAS and Kyle Lowry – TOR).
- Improved win shares from 4.5 in 2014-15 to 9.3 in 2015-16. His 9.3 win shares ranks 15th in the NBA this season. His 4.5 win shares in 2014-15 was tied for 91st.
- Helped Charlotte to a +11 win improvement through 76 games from 2014-15, tied for the third best turnaround in the NBA (44-32 in 2015-16, 33-43 in 2014-15).
- Helped Charlotte to a 44-32 record, the team’s best record through 76 games since going 47-29 in 1997-98.
- Leads the team in points scored (1,586), assists (390), three-pointers made (167) free throws made (349) and steals (121).
Note: Stats through April 4